Introducing Gradient

August 23, 2018
Hertz Staff

Today we’re announcing Gradient: a full stack infrastructure for high performance, secure and privacy-preserving distributed systems — from cloud-scale computing and storage, to the simplest of connected devices.

At Gradient we see a world in which the authenticity and integrity of every electronic device, the software it operates, data it stores and computes, and information itself, are provable qualities by construction, not by trust in a third party.

For the better part of the last year, we’ve been working with veteran hardware engineers from leading chip manufacturers, former NSA cryptographers, distributed systems engineers and top academic researchers to take a first principles re-assessment of what it means to build secure and privacy-preserving distributed systems — and critically, how to achieve these features while delivering meaningful performance, with energy efficiency sufficiently great that it can also be implemented in the lowest power devices (think operation at microwatts, not just kilowatts).

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